2011-2012 Project Jubilee 3rd-6th grade students participated in the Scholastic Book Club Book Contest. 3rd and 4th grade Project Jubilee students chose to interview people in person, email, and regular mail to find out about what life was like for them when they were in 3rd and 4th grade. The students took what they learned from their interviews and compared it to their lives today. The children worked together to create a very unique book that is student created from interviews to artwork!
5th and 6th grade Project Jubilee students chose to write a book about veterans and patriotism. The class was not sure where this idea would take them, but thought writing letters to the Honor Flight participants would be a good way to begin the journey. The students decided to include an interview request with their thank you letters to the veterans. Many of our great World War II heroes responded that they would love to participate and provide information that would help the students write a book about patriotism. After corresponding through email, letters, and face to face, the 5th and 6th grade students researched WWII, developed a story, and created illustrations. The stories and history they learned from the interviews and research are featured prominently in their story and illustrations. Although the classes did not win the Scholastic Book Club Contest, the lessons learned from this activity were the ultimate prize!
See these amazing student creations HERE.